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Trail Report – : Oconto County, Wisconsin – January 21, 2019

Reporter:Oconto County Tourism
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 3-7
Date of Report: January 21, 2019
Area Report:

Snowmobile Trail Reports:

Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails (Townsend) – It’s -12 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning. The groomers were out last night and reports are that they groomed out great once again, but need snow! The trails east of Hwy 32 are in GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION. The Nicolet State Trail ( The Grade ) is very icy in spots so be careful! I would say that it is in GOOD TO VERY CONDITION. The trails west of town toward Hwy 64& T are in GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION on the level trails. In the hills it is still FAIR TO POOR. We still need more snow there for covering the rocks. The trails are starting to show wear with 2-6  inches of new snow in the forecast for Tuesday, maybe things will change for the better as long as there is material to work with, we will continue to groom. Pray for snow!!

Paul Bunyan (Lakewood) – Paul Bunyan Trails were groomed last night and they turned out great. There were some areas that were a little tore up but we have such a great base we were able to put them back in shape for the balance of the weekend. Trail Boss Bob Prasser rides the trails daily checking them. We will continue grooming to bring the best trails in the area to ride on. Hopefully the forecasted snow for Monday into Tuesday will give us 4 plus inches as predicted. Ride safe and watch for groomers at night.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails (Mountain) – Chute Pond trails are open. Trails are panned and in early season condition, meaning to watch for dips and ruts that will need more snow to fill in. There may also be some icy areas. Riding is not advised on the NST south of Hwy 32 to Suring and also the route through Suring to Golf Course Rd due to low snow cover. The pipeline trail may not be groomed until the low spots freeze up more- use extra caution if you ride in that area. Watch for groomers on the trail anytime of day or night, and always yield the right of way to them. Enjoy your ride!

Bagley and Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Trails –  We panned the trails that are open today. Sections of the BB Joyriders trails are open. The trails have improved a little so we groomed and panned the trails that are open. Trails south of Hwy Z are closed and east of Parkway Rd, up to Hwy 64 are closed. Intersections 408, 425 are closed to the south. This means Kelly Lake and Lee Lake areas are closed.  Trails are closed to Suring and Klondike. There is about 1″ of snow on the lakes including White Potato Lake now. Trails that are open surround White Potato Lake and to the north.  Trails do have some icy areas.  Early season riding conditions,  the trails are fair at this time.  Remember, there is very little snow on the lakes.  The snow is very hard on the top surface of the trails, if the weather changes, they may improve. We will need snow before we will be opening the rest of the trail system.  Be very careful riding the trails that are open.